Canucks vs. Red Wings Prediction
Can the Detroit Red Wings be strong on their home ice when they take on the Vancouver Canucks tonight at 7:30PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Red Wings are the favorite at home tonight, as they are getting odds of -195 to win, while the Canucks are getting a money line of +175. The over/under total is listed at 5 goals. Detroit has won four of the last six in this series, but the road team has picked up the win in the last two meetings.
The Canucks are 5-8-1 on the season, but just snapped a 9-game losing streak on Tuesday with a 5-3 win at the Rangers. Scoring has been an issue as they have posted just 27 goals on the season, which ranks third-to-last in the NHL. Jannik Hansen was put in the injured list recently for a shoulder injury. He has six points on the year, ranking fourth on the team.
Detroit is 7-6-1 on the season and just snapped a five-game losing streak with a 3-2 shootout win over the Flyers. The Wings have a 38-37 advantage this season in goals scored to goals allowed, but their record at home is just 4-4 in the 2016-17 season. Mike Green, a defenseman, has been the leading scorer with 10 points while Gustav Nyquist has 9 on the year.
Goal scoring has been an issue for both teams as of late. The Canucks have been shutout in four of their last eight games and haven’t scored more than 2 goals in six of them. Detroit has tallied just six goals in their last four home games. Look for the offensive woes to continue tonight.
NHL DAILY PREDICTION: CANUCKS/RED WINGS UNDER 5